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Old 03-25-2020, 01:28 PM
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Smile Chassis continued

Here are the card stock frames for the forward and aft body shapes.
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and here is the main body. One piece top with two sides shaped and glued.
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:35 PM
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Cool Top body

It took a bit of wiggling, but I managed to slip the body over the tracks and formers.

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small amount of glue was added to attach it to the chassis.

My hands were wet and I had a small section water damaged on the side. Oh well, its a tractor bulldozer after all.



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Old 03-25-2020, 02:02 PM
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Smile Cabin

The cabin sort of looks like an aircraft . Aerodynamically round ( I have no idea why ( unless it flies..... ).
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and ready to attach
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I added a few card stock pieces to make sure it fits well on the main body.
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glued on. Nice fit!
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Smile some extras on the back

Here is the rear turret or whatever it is.

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Here are some of the doo das, watcha macall it and unknown boxes on the back.

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A model of complex shape, but you pulled it well
This series are a nostalgie
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:44 AM
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A model of complex shape, but you pulled it well
This series are a nostalgie
Thanks Igor.

The show at the time was interesting, but even as a child, it looked strange that they used marionettes as the action figures. It was both cheesy and interesting.

There is an animated computer generated version which I have not yet seen, but I have moved on to Star Wars and Star Trek since. I just finished watching all of the Star Wars movies in correct sequence as well as the Mandalorian season 1 all 8 episodes. I think I may start building some of those vehicles as well.

Science fiction is fun to watch even though it does not always makes sense.

and a side note: When I return home after this Corona virus is over, it is back to building jet planes again. ( but I will continue with Sci-Fi stuff as well ).


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Old 03-26-2020, 11:15 AM
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Exclamation Rear lifter

Some sort of a crane or lifting device on the back

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Old 03-26-2020, 11:17 AM
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Cool Another status set

Pics so far.

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note:

I wanted to weather the model and dirty it up as it is a rescue/fire fighting vehicle. But I'm not at home and lacking supplies for it. So I settled on highlighting the panel lines with my travel Farber Castell artist pen. At least it breaks up the "yellow Bird" look.


The plow/shield is next



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Exclamation Plow / heat sheild

I decided to use wood dowels for the upper actuators instead of the rolled card. Just easier
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attached to the pivoting shaft on either side
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lower struts are just coffee sticks painted with a silver sharpie. The attachment point is a bit different than where the kit designer has it for better support.
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and its done.
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lastly, in a lowered and raised position. The pivoting axle is functional.
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